The 1995 Nissan Quest is in its third year and seems to have gotten a foothold in the market. It does not have the greatest cargo capacity, it is not luxurious, and the exterior is a bit awkward. In the past, Nissan has had some difficulties with the minivan market in the United States.
Body Styles: minivan
Engines: 3.0-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Nissan Quest XE, Nissan Quest GXE
The 1995 Nissan Quest doesn’t get much in the way of updates for the new model year. The GXE model now has captain’s chairs as standard seating in the second row.
The 1995 Nissan Quest is nothing special to look at. The rear end is squared off quite a bit, while the front end is elongated and pointed. The slight change in angle from the windshield to the hood makes it look slightly duckbilled. The sides are rounded outwards. All of this combined makes it one of the least attractive models in a market segment that’s not very full of good looking vehicles to begin with.
The 1995 Nissan Quest is roomy enough for the passengers but is slightly lacking in cargo space. The XE version is lightly equipped with front air-conditioning and an AM/FM/Cassette audio system. Cruise control and power locks, mirrors and windows are optional. On the up-market GXE, these items are standard, along with a power-adjustable driver’s seat and rear air-conditioning. The seats are comfortable as is the overall ride. Driver visibility is good thanks to plenty of glass.
Performance & Handling
The 1995 Nissan Quest is a small, moderately-powered minivan that keeps with the general theme of Nissan in being capable and reliable but unimpressive. The 151-horsepower V-6 coupled with an automatic transmission provides just enough power to get a full vehicle up to speed without lag and to cruise at highway speeds without feeling a strain. It has the ability to work its way past traffic, but not at very high speeds. Steering is responsive. The suspension is a little mushy, geared more towards a comfortable ride than handling. The brakes are capable, but the van would definitely benefit from an antilock brake system.
Both models of the 1995 Nissan Quest come equipped with a driver front airbag as standard equipment. Unfortunately, neither model has available passenger airbags or anti-lock brakes. Despite this, it still received four out of five stars for driver safety and three out of five stars for passenger safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
EPA Fuel Economy
Nissan Quest: 16/21 mpg city/highway
- Comfortable interior
- Easy ride
You Won't Like
- Strange exterior appearance
- Not as much cargo space as much of its competition
- Performance is lacking
Barely adequate minivan that has some promise for the future.
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